Funny People is the best thing Adam Sandler’s done in 10 years and it still made $11 million less than I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry in its opening weekend, which is why I don’t clean up dog poop and purposely piss on the seat in public restrooms. You deserve this, America. Regardless, its $23.4 million debut was good enough for number one on this year’s worst box office weekend overall.
But those sh*tty box office numbers are good news for anyone hoping to see some flaming turds get stomped, and get stomped they did. The $45 million budgeted (yet oddly direct-to-DVD-looking) Aliens in the Attic debuted at $7.8 million — suck it, Fox — while Jerry Bruckheimer’s $150 million G-Force (which had three fart jokes in the trailer) still has a long way to go with its total now at $66.5 mil. Fingers crossed that continues to go down faster than Brett Ratner on a plate of taquitos. Katherine Heigl’s epic snatch napkin The Ugly Truth also fell 53% in its second weekend, down to $13 million. Meanwhile Harry Potter performed respectably, and I managed to totally not care about it for the second week in a row.
|2||Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince||$17,700,000 (-39.9%)||$4,029||$255,463,000|
|4||The Ugly Truth||$13,000,000 (-52.9%)||$4,511||$54,481,000|
|5||Aliens in the Attic||$7,800,000||$2,511||$7,800,000|
|7||Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs||$5,300,000 (-37.0%)||$1,922||$181,843,000|
|8||The Hangover||$5,080,000 (-21.4%)||$2,453||$255,776,000|
|9||The Proposal||$4,848,000 (-24.0%)||$1,991||$148,882,000|
|10||Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen||$4,600,000 (-43.4%)||$1,752||$388,101,000|
That The Hangover is still in the top ten in its ninth week is pretty insane. If you haven’t seen it, you’re officially captain of the lame-ohs.
I want more like this!
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